With its cool climate, geographical location, and abundant, affordable sources of energy, Québec is an ideal location for data centers. Greater Montréal, in particular, has quickly become a key hub for data centers and cloud services in North America, with the demand for cloud services causing the number of data centers in the province to rise from 50 to 39.

Read more: Québec attracts more data centers with renewable energy

Once complete, Topaz will run from Vancouver to the small town of Port Alberni on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, and across the Pacific Ocean to the prefectures of Mie and Ibaraki in Japan. The cable will be ready for service in 2023, not only delivering low-latency access to Search, Gmail and YouTube, Google Cloud, and other Google services, but also increasing capacity to the region for a variety of network operators in both Japan and Canada.

Read more: Topaz: The first submarine fiber cable to connect Canada and Asia

DZS announced that Vianet, a Sudbury, Ontario-based communications service provider, has selected its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology to bring high-capacity broadband access networks to hundreds of residents of the Township of Carling, a traditionally underserved rural community in northern Ontario, Canada.

Read more: Vianet selects DZS in delivering reliable broadband to rural Canadians

Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, minister of innovation, science, and industry, announced the launch of the consultation on a policy and licensing framework for spectrum in the 3800 MHz band to support 5G and promote competition in wireless services. Licensing the 3800 MHz band will allow for the deployment of new technologies, which will lead to the creation of good jobs and new products and services for Canadians.

Read more: Government of Canada launches consultation for the 3800 MHz band spectrum

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